Divorce – do I have grounds, how long will it take and how much will it cost?
Do I have grounds?
Probably. We can advise. We take you through the process step by step with the minimum of fuss
How long will it take?
3 - 4 months minimum
What will it cost?
Between £500 and £750 plus VAT, plus court fees of £350.00
Please note that the mechanism by which you are granted a divorce takes no account of financial matters which will need to be dealt with separately. See "Where do I stand financially?"
Where do I stand financially?
This depends on your personal circumstances and that of your spouse/partner. Relevant factors include: -
your respective ages;
the duration of the marriage/civil partnership/relationship;
the needs and resources of the parties;
the requirements of any minor children,
How much will it costs to sort our financial issues?
The cost of dealing with financial matters will depend on the length of time required to achieve a settlement or a Court Order, which in turn depends on the complexity of the matter, and the degree of (non) co-operation received from your spouse and his or her legal advisors.
Our Family Law team at cb4law will always seek to promote a settlement where one can be achieved voluntarily on reasonable terms to maximise the matrimonial assets for the benefit of our clients.
Who gets what?
The break up of a marriage is a potentially highly charged and emotional time for all concerned. We offer expert advice as to what is achievable and realistic and you have the benefit of our support and experience.
Whilst some couples come to an amicable mutually agreeable settlement between themselves and only need their legal advisors and the Court to confirm that what they have provisionally agreed is not manifestly unfair, others find the whole process bewildering and are not sure what they might be entitled to. We can help.
Sometimes others act in as uncooperative, obstructive and deceptive a manner as possible towards their spouse sometimes concealing, reducing or disposing of matrimonial or business assets. If this is happening to you, then clearly you need expert and urgent legal advice. An application to the court may be necessary.
How much will it all cost?
Our services are charged on a time spent basis and our hourly rate is £185 plus VAT. We will give you an estimate of costs after our initial meeting with you once we have an idea of what is required and will keep your costs estimated updated on a regular basis. For further information see our costs page. more >>
I am the victim of Domestic Violence, what can I do?
Everyone has the right not to be harassed or abused.
Unfortunately domestic violence generally takes place in the home in the absence of witnesses and the police are sometimes not very interested unless the injuries are quite obvious. If this is happening to you, you should first ring the police, then seek medical attention and contact cb4law Family Law Specialists where we can apply to the Court for an injunction to protect you.